Homebrew Equipment

Stainless Steel pots are ideal for brewing at home on account of their toughness. They can be bought at homebrew supply stores, yet be careful with "sticker shock" when you start shopping. A stainless steel pot should keep going forever so it merits thinking about the additional expense.

Another benefit of stainless steel is that a skilled welder can join fittings to the pot, allowing for valves and fittings to be connected. Each brewing set up can be customized based on needs, homebrewers can and do get serious about their hardware!

Mash tun: This is the vessel that holds the grain and water during the mash. The primary needs are that it be sufficiently large to hold the measure of grain you might want to utilize (a 5-gallon group of 1.050 lager needs around 5 gallons of pound/lauter tun volume) and that it has the option to withstand and keep up temperatures to 175 °F (80 °C). Bigger brew lengths, or higher gravities, require bigger hardware. Don't spend a great deal of time or cash in a framework that you may rapidly grow out of.

Lauter tun: This is the vessel that holds the grain during the sparge after the mash is finished. This vessel should likewise have the option to withstand temperatures up to 175 °F (80 °C), and it ought to be tall enough that the grain bed will be around 12 inches down (±4 inches). Numerous brewers (counting most brewpubs) utilize their mash tun to lauter, yet any vessel utilized as a lauter tun requires a type of gadget at the base to keep the grains from stopping up the power source. This gadget can be as a bogus base or opened complex and can be either bought or developed.

Boiling Kettle: This is essentially a vessel that can hold up to 20% more bubbling wort than you will project out of it. In this way, for a 5-gallon clump, that implies a 6-gallon vessel. On the off chance that a different lauter tun is utilized, the kettle may likewise serve as a mash tun. While the state of different vessels isn't frightfully significant, the bubbling pot ought to be cylindrical; the pot would then be able to be utilized as a whirlpool for settling the hot break and pelletized hop particulate.

Hot Liqueur Tank: An extravagant name for a major vessel that can withstand temperatures of 175 °F (80 °C) to warm water for sparging. The size of the pot relies upon your brew length. A 5-gallon batch will need around 5 gallons of sparge water, you can never have too little! You can use several pots for this or heat up the strike water in the brew kettle and transfer it over to an insulated vessel.